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The ESU International Public Speaking Competition has now been running for 33 years. When the IPSC started, it was an international tournament between the national public speaking champions of England and Australia. Today, the competition reaches over 40,000 young people in 50 countries across the globe. Recent winners of the competition have included Mauritius, The Philippines, Yemen, Lebanon, South Korea, Malaysia and Australia.
The purpose of the IPSC is to bring together the best speakers from all over the world for a week of international cultural exchange and public speaking competition. It showcases the very highest standard of public speaking from around the world, while giving delegates an opportunity to meet and engage with other young people of different backgrounds and cultures. The IPSC 2014 took place in London from May 12-16.
This year's winner was Jae Hyun Park, representing South Korea. The Runner Up was Maria Ballesteros from Mexico, and the Audience Choice Award went to Kudzai Sibanda from South Africa.
The 2014 handbook can be found here
The ESU is grateful to HSBC for its financial support of the International Public Speaking Competition.